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EastEnders viewers praise Charles and Camilla’s acting skills in Jubilee cameo

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EastEnders viewers heaped praise on Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they appeared on Thursday’s episode in honour of the Platinum Jubilee.

Some fans of the soap even said the royals’ appearance brought a tear to their eye as Charles and Camilla met some Watford locals, led by Mick and Linda Carter (Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright).

However, some were left unimpressed when they noticed that the soap’s concluding theme song had been altered for the Jubilee. 

Cameo: EastEnders viewers heaped praise on Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they appeared on Thursday’s episode in honour of the Platinum Jubile

The royals showed off their improv skills in the episode as they joked with the show’s castmembers who all stayed in character.

Linda introduced Camilla to Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) who showed her a bottle of rum from Trinidad.

Camilla said: ‘Patrick, how are you? You’ve got a nice little bottle there.’

He replied: ‘That’s rum from Trinidad,’ before he and Camilla said in unison: ‘A drop a day keeps the doctor away.’

The couple showed off their improv skills in the episode as they joked with the show's castmembers who all stayed in character (Camilla pictured with Rudolph Walker as Patrick Trueman)

The couple showed off their improv skills in the episode as they joked with the show’s castmembers who all stayed in character (Camilla pictured with Rudolph Walker as Patrick Trueman)

Visit: Some fans of the soap even said the royals' appearance rought a tear to their eye as Charles and Camilla met some Watford locals, led by Mick and Linda Carter (Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright)

Visit: Some fans of the soap even said the royals’ appearance rought a tear to their eye as Charles and Camilla met some Watford locals, led by Mick and Linda Carter (Danny Dyer and Kellie Bright)

Camilla then added: ‘I’ve tried that in Trinidad, pretty good. I’m still standing.’

Patrick said: ‘Before you leave can I interest you in a little?’ to which Camilla replied: ‘You can,’ to laughter from the crowd who had gathered.

Meanwhile, Charles was introduced to Zack Hudson (James Farrar) who told him about taking part in The Prince’s Trust, the charity Charles founded in 1976.

He said: ‘I’m actually a graduate of the Prince’s Trust. 10 years ago I had the opportunity to go to Wales on a residential and I met you.’

Charles replied: ‘And you survived the experience.’

The locals: Charles was introduced to Zack Hudson (James Farrar) who told him about taking part in The Prince's Trust, the charity Charles founded in 1976

The locals: Charles was introduced to Zack Hudson (James Farrar) who told him about taking part in The Prince’s Trust, the charity Charles founded in 1976

The episode received universal praise from viewers on social media with some hailing it as the show’s best ever.

One fan said: ‘That has got be the BEST episode of EastEnders EVER! What an amazing Royal surprise that was. 

‘Bought a tear to my eye to see Charles & Camilla on set. Well done everyone & wishing all the crew & cast a very happy Platinum Jubilee weekend.’

Another wrote: ‘Not watched Eastenders for yonks, but that was lovely. Charles and Camilla were brilliant!’

Reaction: The episode received universal praise from viewers on social media with some hailing it as the show's best ever

Reaction: The episode received universal praise from viewers on social media with some hailing it as the show’s best ever

One viewer added: ‘Cant cope with Charles and Camilla on Eastenders it’s cool but also so funny for some reason.’

Another said: ‘Eastenders was epic tonight with the appearance to Albert Square of His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall. All in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Really lovely.

Another tweeted: ‘Well done to HRH Prince Charles and Camilla Dutchess of Cornwall on being in the best episode of EastEnders.’

One fan wrote: ‘Just watched @bbceastenders for 1st time in years; seriously impressed by Charles & Camilla’s debut in Albert Square; they did it so well/so naturally, as a real official visit, as themselves, but done with the cast remaining in character – brilliant!’

One fan wrote: 'Well done to HRH Prince Charles and Camilla Dutchess of Cornwall on being in the best episode of EastEnders' (pictured with Rose Ayling-Ellis)

One fan wrote: ‘Well done to HRH Prince Charles and Camilla Dutchess of Cornwall on being in the best episode of EastEnders’ (pictured with Rose Ayling-Ellis)

Camilla ties a purple ribbon around a tree for ‘all victims of domestic abuse’ as she joins Prince Charles in a special EastEnders episode in honour of the Platinum Jubilee 

The Duchess of Cornwall has tied a ribbon for ‘all the victims of domestic abuse’ during her appearance in a special EastEnders episode in honour of the Platinum Jubilee.

Charles and Camilla surprised the residents of Walford after Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, decided to throw a street party for the Square in celebration of the Queen’s 70-year reign.

The partygoers are left in disbelief when the royal couple pull up in a car outside the Queen Vic pub, greeted by Mick and Linda Carter, played by Kellie Bright.

During the episode, Camilla is introduced to Karen Taylor, played by Lorraine Stanley, whose on-screen daughter Chantelle Atkins, played by Jessica Plummer, was murdered in a domestic abuse storyline.

The Duchess takes a purple ribbon and ties it around a tree in memory of Chantelle, who suffered months of abuse at the hands of her husband Gray Atkins in the soap.

Camilla dedicates it to ‘all the victims of domestic abuse’ – an issue she has made a cornerstone of her public work.

Charles and Camilla surprised the residents of Walford after Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, decided to throw a street party for the Square in celebration of the Queen's 70-year reign in EastEnders

Charles and Camilla surprised the residents of Walford after Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer, decided to throw a street party for the Square in celebration of the Queen’s 70-year reign in EastEnders

The Duchess of Cornwall  (pictured centre) tied a ribbon for 'all the victims of domestic abuse' during her appearance in a special EastEnders episode in honour of the Platinum Jubilee

The Duchess of Cornwall  (pictured centre) tied a ribbon for ‘all the victims of domestic abuse’ during her appearance in a special EastEnders episode in honour of the Platinum Jubilee

Camilla said: ‘This is for your daughter, Chantelle. This is for all victims of domestic abuse. It’s very important that she is remembered. My heart goes out to you, I know a lot of people who have lost children.’

EastEnders icon Sharon Watts, played by Letitia Dean, said it was a ‘proper royal seal of approval’.

In the episode, Charles unveiled a plaque commemorating the visit to Albert Square dated June 2.

Dyer said: ‘We’d like to mark this very special occasion with a memento. We’ve all had a whip around and there is a collection for you behind the bar in your great-great-great-grandmothers boozer to go to a charity that is close to your heart.’

While meeting the residents of Walford, Charles is introduced to greengrocer Martin Fowler, played by James Bye, who explains the history of his market stall dating back generations in his family who have lived on the Square.

During the episode, Camilla is introduced to Karen Taylor (pictured right), played by Lorraine Stanley, whose on-screen daughter Chantelle Atkins, played by Jessica Plummer, was murdered in a domestic abuse storyline

During the episode, Camilla is introduced to Karen Taylor (pictured right), played by Lorraine Stanley, whose on-screen daughter Chantelle Atkins, played by Jessica Plummer, was murdered in a domestic abuse storyline

The Duchess takes a purple ribbon and ties it around a tree in memory of Chantelle, who suffered months of abuse at the hands of her husband Gray Atkins in the soap

The Duchess takes a purple ribbon and ties it around a tree in memory of Chantelle, who suffered months of abuse at the hands of her husband Gray Atkins in the soap

While meeting the residents of Walford, Charles is introduced to greengrocer Martin Fowler (pictured together), played by James Bye, who explains the history of his market stall dating back generations in his family who have lived on the Square

While meeting the residents of Walford, Charles is introduced to greengrocer Martin Fowler (pictured together), played by James Bye, who explains the history of his market stall dating back generations in his family who have lived on the Square

Charles said: ‘That’s the wonderful thing about London, all the different markets and stalls where people inherit them over the generations.’

The Prince of Wales said: ‘You lip-read very well’ when introduced to Frankie Lewis, played by Rose Ayling-Ellis, and commented: ‘I don’t know how you keep this lot in order,’ to police officer Jack Branning, played by Scott Maslen.

Camilla shook hands with fan favourite Shrimpy, played by Ben Champniss, and ‘speechless’ Harvey Monroe played by Ross Boatman.

She was also introduced to ‘legend of the square’ Patrick Trueman, played by Rudolph Walker, and points out the ‘nice little bottle’ of rum from Trinidad that Patrick is holding.

In unison, they say: ‘A drop a day keeps the doctor away,’ causing the residents to laugh along with them.

In one scene, Camilla points out the 'nice little bottle' of rum from Trinidad that Patrick is holding. In unison, they say: 'A drop a day keeps the doctor away', causing the cast to laugh along with them

In one scene, Camilla points out the ‘nice little bottle’ of rum from Trinidad that Patrick is holding. In unison, they say: ‘A drop a day keeps the doctor away’, causing the cast to laugh along with them

One scene sees Linda Carter, played by Kellie Bright, guiding Charles (pictured centre) through the square

One scene sees Linda Carter, played by Kellie Bright, guiding Charles (pictured centre) through the square

The royal couple also met the soap's iconic characters Stacey Slater, played by Lacey Turner, and Sonia Fowler, played by Natalie Cassidy, right

The royal couple also met the soap’s iconic characters Stacey Slater, played by Lacey Turner, and Sonia Fowler, played by Natalie Cassidy, right

In the episode, Charles (pictured) unveiled a plaque commemorating the visit to Albert Square dated June 2

In the episode, Charles (pictured) unveiled a plaque commemorating the visit to Albert Square dated June 2

Patrick then asks the duchess if he can interest her in a tot of rum before she leaves, to which Camilla agrees, as the residents cheer in the background.

He later asks to pour a dribble into Charles’ cup of tea, to which he replies: ‘I thought you’d never ask.’

The royal couple also met the soap’s iconic characters Stacey Slater, played by Lacey Turner, and Sonia Fowler, played by Natalie Cassidy.

At the end of the episode, Dyer’s character shares a toast to Her Majesty the Queen and ‘to all the people up and down the country doing exactly the same thing as us, celebrating’.

The EastEnders star discovered in 2016 during filming for Who Do You Think You Are? that he is related to Thomas Cromwell, Edward III, William the Conqueror and Henry III.

The royal couple filmed the scenes for the long-running BBC soap opera in March when they visited the new Elstree set and met the cast and crew.

In 2001, the Queen visited soap queen Dame Barbara Windsor, who played Peggy Mitchell, on the EastEnders set.

The royal visitor stepped behind the bar at the Queen Vic, strolled around Albert Square and through the EastEnders street market, meeting stars of the show.

The special Jubilee episode featuring Charles and Camilla aired on Thursday.

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